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Netrokona Trawler Capsize: One more body found, death toll now 18

  • Published at 01:05 pm August 6th, 2020
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So far, 18 dead bodies have been recovered, 30 people have been rescued alive, and one passenger is still missing

One more body has been recovered, taking the death toll to 18 in the tragic trawler capsize in the Gobindasri Rajali Kanda haor under Madan upazila of Netrokona.

The body was found by locals, floating in a waterbody behind Rajalijkanda’s resident Yousuf Ahmed’s house on Thursday morning, sources said.

However, the deceased is yet to be identified, confirmed Sub-inspector Nurul Amin of Madan police station.

Earlier on Wednesday around 12pm, a trawler carrying a group of 48 people, including madrasa teachers and students, sank in the water body amid inclement weather, said Ramijul Haque, officer-in-charge (OC) of Madan police station.

The OC said the students and teachers of a madrasa at Konapara, Mymensingh arrived at Uchitpur, Netrakona to visit a tourist spot and they hired a boat to see the scenic beauty of the haor.

But the boat sank in the hoar as it was hit by strong currents amid the bad weather, turning their fun journey into a big tragedy.      

“So far, 17 people have been recovered dead, 30 people have been rescued alive, and one passenger is still missing,” he added.

The deceased were identified as Mahfuzur Rahman, 45, Shafiqur Rahman, 40, Isa Miya, 40, Ajaharul Islam, 38, Mahmud Miya, 12, Md Asif, 15, Md Samayan, 20, Rezaul Karim, 16, Mujahid Miya, 17, Md Hamidul, 35, Saiful Islam Ratan, 30, Md Jubayer, 22, Jahirul Islam, 35, Md Jahid, 20, Md Rakib, 20, Lubana Akter, 10, Julfa Aktar, 7. While the missing person has been identified as Md Shaadh, 26.


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